What is Hosting?
Hosting (also known as Web site hosting or Web hosting) is the business of housing, serving and maintaining files for one or more web sites, and providing Internet access (bandwidth). Hosting provides individuals or organizations with the systems to store information, images, video, or other content accessible to users of the Web. In other words, web site owners rent space on a computer to hold a web site. A host, the computer where the web site files are stored, assigns an address (DNS) for your files to your domain name so that anyone can find a web site on the Internet by typing your domain name.
Web servers are computers that have been setup by a web hosting facility usually in a data center. A web servers sole purpose is to store web sites until someone wants to visit them and to quickly respond to the visitor's browser with the sites' contents. A server should be able to respond to many requests at the same time. Even the most expensive server hardware will not be very useful without the software to get things done. Most servers used for web hosting have at least these kinds of software servers running at all times: HTTP, FTP, Email, Database server.
The different types of web hosting
Shared web hosting is probably what you are most interested in, especially if you are just starting out on web hosting. With shared hosting, you will be on a server with other accounts and it is the least expensive type of web hosting. If your account uses a lot of resources, you might consider upgrading to a different type of web hosting that is more suited to your needs. One option is reseller hosting. Reseller hosting gives you the option of reselling web hosting accounts to other people. Cloud hosting is another type of web hosting and offers the ability to customize your cloud to fit your needs with the RAM, CPU, Bandwidth and more. With cloud hosting, you have access to computing power, instantly, when you need it.
Common questions about Web Hosting
What is web hosting?
Web hosting (also known as shared web hosting or virtual hosting) is, in its simplest terms, space on our web servers for your website. Our web hosting plans allocate you a set amount of resources such as disk space, bandwidth, email accounts and hosted domains. The web space supplies the storage for your website files while the bandwidth is used each time someone visits your website. In addition to these basic features, GreenHostIt offers a lot of free, one-click software apps such as content management systems, blogging software, e-commerce, forums, and more.
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What sort of help is available?
Can I host any type of domain?
Do you provide domain name registration?
Can you transfer my site from my current web host?
Can I host multiple domains/web sites on my account?
Should I pick a web host in the same country that I am in?
I already have a domain name. Can it be moved to your hosting?
Can I run my own online shop? Do you provide shopping cart software?
Common questions about Reseller Hosting
What is reseller hosting?
What are the key features offered?
- cPanel / WebHostManager control panel and reseller platform
- Personal Nameservers (ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com)
- Fully white-label hosting infrastructure
- 24x7x365 support
- Dedicated IP Addresses
- 30 day Money Back Guarantee